Well I tried guys. I left Tracey in bed (working nights) an packed the kids off to the beach. We found a nice spot and set up. I thought we would ake a day of it. Me and the kids in the morning and meet a few people n the afternoon. However by 1 o'clock I'd had enough of kids squabbling because I could only be in one place at a time. Jack wanted me to play cricket, Sophie wanted me to take her in the water with her body board, Niamh wanted me to play in the sand with her and Joe, well he just wanted me. I tried to envolve them in joint activities but they just weren't having it. Joe was a pain as he kept opening the esky and walking away leaving it open. The final straw was when Joe decided it would be fun to fill the esky with sand while daddy had taken Niamh off to the toilet.
So although I never got to meet anyone I have learned that I will never try to take all four of them to a beach on my own again.
I hung it out for a bit but threw the towel in at 1.40 and headed home. Hope the rest of you guys had a better time than me at Henley today.